(mostly not) buying things
Andy and i were looking around our house and realized that, with the exception of our computer and Mabel’s bed, all our other furniture had been given to us. hand-me-downs and inheritance and plain out gifts.
but a couple of weeks ago, we bought a new couch. no, it’s not really new (third hand!). and it’s really a futon. but it’s new to us! our last couch was a gift from my parents…part of a couch/loveseat/chair/footstool/endtable score. all for $30! but almost every day Mabel would take off the cover and wrap it around herself and dance around and then leave it all in a heap. and i would fume. we didn’t need to be fighting about that. plus, we have visitors often enough that it’s nice to have a place to put them. but my favorite thing about the couch is the wide arm rests…a perfect place to set my coffee in the morning.
more to be grateful for.